Contributed by Dianna Pilkenton Viebrock

Reinhardt Christian Schlomer was born September 1, 1832 and died November 17, 1895. He married Carolina Wilemena Butterwick who was born January 25, 1837 and died June 16, 1918. They lived in the Longwood, Pettis County, MO area most of their lives. At one time they were in KY, as that is where their children were born. The only two that I know of are Charles William Schlomer, born November 25, 1857 in Louisville, KY and Annie Cornelia Schlomer, born May 21, 1865 also in Louisville.

The Schlomer family changed the spelling of their name from Schloemer to Schlomer. This was a common practice among our ancestors. I’m not sure when they did this though. In the St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cooper County, MO it is spelled Schloemer. This is where Charles William Schlomer and Margaret Philipiana Schupp were married in 1888. Their children who were baptized there have their names spelled Schloemer also. In my great grandmother’s Bible it is spelled Schlomer. She was Maude Louise Schlomer, a daughter of Charles and Margaret Schlomer.

Charles William Schlomer and Margaret Philipiana Schupp were married October 31, 1888 in Cooper County, MO as I stated above. She was born August 9, 1865 in Clear Creek Township to Christian S. Schupp and Anna Maria Schupp nee Masel. They were from Germany originally and came to America in 1847. Charles and Margaret Schlomer moved to the Longwood area sometime after their children were born. There are records of them in the Cooper County area while their childen were young, so they must have come to Pettis County somewhere in the early 1900’s. Their children are as follows:

Herbert William Schlomer, b. July 20, 1889
Reinhardt Christian Schlomer, b. March 17, 1891
Maude Louise Schlomer, b. March 25, 1893
Daniel Charles Schlomer, b. April 25, 1895
Hattie Carolyn Schlomer, b. October 30, 1897
Irvin Nelson Schlomer, b. May 15, 1900
Harlan Andrew Schlomer, b. December 14, 1903
Gertrude Helena Schlomer, b. September 3, 1905
Mary Ann Schlomer, April 25, 1908; stillborn

Many of these Schlomers are buried in Longwood Cemetery.

Maude Louise Schlomer married Filo R. Pilkenton on April 10, 1928. He was born September 12, 1881 in Chathom County, NC to Wesley R. Pilkenton and Tempie Mae Perkins. The Pilkenton family moved to Wise County, VA between 1884 and 1885. Filo, his first wife Mary Elizabeth Perkins, and his sister, Rebecca Jane Mullins nee Pilkenton, came to the Pettis County, MO region in the early 1900’s from Pound, VA. Filo and his first wife, Mary, had five children:

Millard Pilkenton, b. October 3, 1905
James Veldon Pilkenton, b. October 23, 1908
Teddie Ray Pilkenton, b. November 13, 1910
Nena ‘Lena’ Pilkenton, b. November 18, 1912
Nora Pilkenton, b. January 30, 1915

After Maude Schlomer and Filo Pilkenton were married in 1928 they lived at Longwood for a long time. Some of the Pilkentons remained in the Sedalia, Longwood, and Hughesville area for years to come along with many of the Schlomers. Many of them were farmers. Filo and Teddie Pilkenton are also buried in Longwood Cemetery. Many of their descendants are scattered throughout the United States at the present time.